Old Town Mombasa and the “writings on the wall”

Writings on the wall is in quotes here because there is nothing tragic about these writings as the popular saying goes. Rather, I was interested in the actual writings on the wall in Old Town Mombasathe graffiti.

I love old towns. This particular area reminded me of Stone Town, Zanzibar. The similar narrow streets, winding paths, old buildings and my favorite – the ornately, uniquely carved doors. Most distinctive about Mombasa’s Old Town though is the momentous Fort Jesus with its great architecture and history, just looking at the structure brought back memories of high school history lessons (cramming how Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India and so on and so forth). Continue reading